The story behind Rue Charles-M.-Monsarrat


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Lt.-Col. C.N. Monsarrat served with the Royal Highlanders in France during the First World War. From 1911 to 1918 he was president and chief engineer of the Quebec Bridge Board. This British and Colonial Press photo of him appeared in the Feb. 20, 1918, edition of The Contract Record.

This short street off Boulevard des Hôtels near the Quebec Bridge was named in honour of Charles Nicholas Monsarrat (1871-1940). The middle initial “M” in the street name is the result of a transcription error that has simply been perpetuated over the years.